Giving hope and support to young adults with cancer.
The heart of our organization is to assist an underserved demographic of young adults diagnosed with a rare cancer through ‘Life Interrupted Grants’™. Ally’s pursuit was to give others hope and make them feel recognized.
The grants lend a supportive hand and shine a light during a dark time. Our wish is that our recipients hear the words “no evidence of disease” from their doctors and continue on their path of life.
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Our ‘Life Interrupted Grants’™ cover a wide range of needs, including (but not limited to): current and residual medical bills, rent, utilities, car and health insurance premiums, IVF treatments, integrative therapies, travel expenses, and medical hair pieces. If you think that you might be an ideal candidate for the grant, contact your patient navigator to request an application during our open request period.
* Understand that a completed application is NOT an automatic award. We are an all – volunteer organization, through the team fundraising pursuits, private donations & endurance runners that fuel our mission.
“Life Interrupted Grants”™ for Young Adults can be awarded from $500-$1,500
Click here to view application details
Applications NEED to be requested by an oncology social worker, doctor’s office, or patient navigator. Sorry, there are no exceptions. Once an application is requested, there is 1 page for the facility to fill out, the rest is completed by the patient/individual.
All applications will be verified by an AWF representative & grant committee for time of treatment and rarity.
ONLY one applicant from a facility can be granted an award in one grant round.
Most types of cancer are considered rare for young adults, and they are often more difficult to prevent, diagnose, and treat than the more common cancers, such as ductal carcinoma and squamous cervical cancer.
If you are awarded a “Life Interrupted Grant,” BE prepared to submit new bills to show financial need; If you cannot, this is not the grant for you.
If you meet the listed eligibility requirements, please have your representative (read above) request an application when the next grant round is open to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are truly hopeful that past recipients and their families will help spread our pursuit and pay it forward to help another when you can, so the Circle of Giving can continue.
Click here to view eligibility requirements
You are a young adult between the ages of 16-36 diagnosed with a ‘rare’ cancer.
You are a citizen of the United States.
Please note that Breast Cancer in your 20s and 30s is considered rare. Active treatment does not include reconstruction surgeries or long-term hormonal therapies (including Tamoxifen, Fareston, Arimidex, Aromasin, Femara, Zoladex/Lupron, Megace, and Halotestin).
AWF defines Active Treatment as the period after a positive diagnosis of cancer has been made (with a diagnostic biopsy), and during which therapies are being administered, including surgical procedures to remove the cancer, chemotherapy or radiation.
Be prepared to have new bills ready to submit, if you are awarded a “Life Interrupted Grant.”
Next round to request an application is TBD June 2023. *An application received is NOT an automatic award.
There is NO waitlist, we are all volunteers and do not have that capacity to create a callback list.
AWF cannot send you an application ‘to work on.’ An application changes slightly each year.
The Allyson Whitney Foundation is standing with you.